An escalating higher-energy regimen was better than a fixed lower-energy regimen for defibrillation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
- Statistical Versus Individual Forecasting Of Life-Threatening Cardiac Arrhythmias. Wessel, Niels; Meyerfeldt, Udo; Ziehmann, Christine; Schirdewan, Alexander; Kurths, Ju¨rgen // AIP Conference Proceedings;2002, Vol. 622 Issue 1, p110
Ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VT) as fatal cardiac arrhythmias are the main factors triggering sudden cardiac death. The objective of this investigation is to find early signs of sustained VT in patients with an implanted cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD). These devices are able to...
- Use of implantable cardioverter defibrillators in Canadian and US survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Birnie, David H.; Sambell, Christie; Johansen, Helen; Williams, Kathryn; Lemery, Robert; Green, Martin S.; Gollob, Michael H.; Lee, Douglas S.; Tang, Anthony S. L. // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/3/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 1, p41
Background: Cardiac arrest due to ventricular arrhythmia in the absence of a reversible cause or contraindication has been a class I indication for insertion of an implantable cardioverter defibrillator since 1998. We compared and contrasted the use of implantable cardioverter defibrillator...
- ECGs made easier than ever: Lethal strips. Hammond, Cecile // RN;Jan80, Vol. 43 Issue 1, p54
Provides information on premature ventricular contraction (PVC), caused by irritability in the ventricles. Occurrence of death from ventricular fibrillation; Most dangerous type of PVC; Treatment for ventricular fibrillation; Examples of dysrhythmias caused by ventricular irritability.
- Do doctors position defibrillation paddles correctly? Heames, Richard M; Sado, Daniel; Deakin, Charles D // BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);06/09/2001, Vol. 322 Issue 7299, p1393
Questions whether doctors position defibrillation paddles correctly. How defibrillation is necessary to restore normal sinus rhythm in a patient having a ventricular fibrillation arrest; Methods and results; Conclusion.
- Neurologic Recovery Following Prolonged Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest With Resuscitation Guided by Continuous Capnography. WHITE, ROGER D.; GOODMAN, BRUCE W.; SVOBODA, MARY A. // Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jun2011, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p544
A 54-year-old man with no known cardiac disease collapsed out- doors in a small rural community. The cardiac arrest was witnessed, and immediate cardiopulmonary resuscitation was be- gun by a bystander and a trained first responder who was nearby. The patient was moved into a building across the...
- Implantable Devices Reduce the Risks of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. // Focus on Healthy Aging;Dec2012, Vol. 15 Issue 12, p1
The article reports on the results of a study which found that implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) can help reduce the risk of sudden cardia arrest due to ventricular fibrillation. It offers information on ICDs which regularly monitors the heart's rhythm and will restore normal rhythm...
- Cardiac Arrest in a Patient with Ebstein's Anomaly without Accessory Pathways. Nikolić, Borka Pezo; Lovrić, Daniel; Puljević, Davor; Miličić, Davor; Buljević, Bruno; Skoric´, Boško; Hanževački, Jadranka Šeparovi´ // Collegium Antropologicum;Dec2013, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p1357
We describe a case report of a patient with cardiac arrest and Ebstein's anomaly. This case report shows us necessity for arrhythmia evaluation and sudden death risk stratification even in asymptomatic patients. Prophylactic ICD im-plantation in this patient population is limited to...
- Left ventricular assist device (LVAD) enables survival during 7 h of sustained ventricular fibrillation. Salzberg, Sacha P.; Lachat, Mario L.; Zünd, Gregor; Turina, Marko I. // European Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery;Aug2004, Vol. 26 Issue 2, p444
We describe the case of a patient implanted with a DeBakey left ventricular assist device (LVAD) as bridge to transplant who survived 7 h of ventricular fibrillation. He was successfully converted into a stable sinus rhythm.
- A mutant cardiac sodium channel with multiple biophysical defects associated with overlapping clinical features of Brugada syndrome and cardiac conduction disease. Shirai, Nobumasa; Makita, Naomasa; Sasaki, Koji; Yokoi, Hisataka; Sakuma, Ichiro; Sakurada, Harumizu; Akai, Jun; Kimura, Akinori; Hiraoka, Masayasu; Kitabatake, Akira // Cardiovascular Research;Feb2002, Vol. 53 Issue 2, p348
Objective: Loss of Na+ channel function has been implicated in idiopathic ventricular fibrillation (IVF) and Brugada syndrome. We have studied the biophysical properties of an IVF mutation (S1710L) that exhibited an unusual clinical phenotype: rate-dependent bundle branch block without...